I've always liked my cars modified .
You know , I , I wouldn't settle for just , you know , standard .
I was a Subaru fan as well as I was a Beatles fan .
So somehow the two disconnected because they box the engines and they were flat motors and I thought , you know , it , it should work .
I remember as a child growing up , uh , we , we have family outings and , uh , we'd go to the beach , uh , when we were finished , we used to run to my uncle's beetle and everybody wanted to sit at the back of the beetle and that would be nice and warm .
We used to sit in the back and , uh , we'd get this new car smell because the car stood in the sun the whole day .
So , um , that inspired me to , to one day own a beetle of my own Clint Cou he was , uh , the inspiration behind the build .
I remember distinctly .
It was a Friday afternoon and my son was very small .
He was probably about four years old or so .
And , um , Clint offered to take me for the drive in the Subaru Built Beetle and I got hooked .
It was love at first sight and that's where the love affair started .
So uh we opt for a two liter Subaru E J 20 turbocharge engine for the supporting mods .
We managed to at the end get out almost just over 281 kilowatt , which is quite a , a significant amount for such a small car .
When we decided we were going to build a drag car .
We obviously wanted the right supporting mods .
and , uh , we then bought uh off the shelf T three T four turbo .
We had custom fuel rails made .
We had 1000 cc injectors added on Clint match , ported the intake and the exhaust to get the best performance out of it on the front .
We've got a BMW dis on the rear .
We've got uh V W disc brakes , we put in a drift hand brake , got some racing seats .
We've got a full roll cage , we're running on semi clicks .
Uh We've got some ducting that puts the air into the intercooler .
So they're dysfunctional .
It's just not for show , a nice spoiler .
And , uh , we've got a big drag , uh , wing which definitely helps for down force down the drag strip .
When we originally built the car we put on 18 inch Porsche cup rims , which we thought will , will go well with the German look , um , that we were originally starting with , but that didn't work out too well because it was just a terrible ride .
So we ended up buying a brand new set of B BS wheels .
We had them widened nine J and 10 J and , uh , that's the custom wheels that we had sprayed candy apple center with a high gloss black lip .
We've also , um , did some upgrades with the polyurethane bushing on the front end .
We did some supporting arms with the rose joints .
We had some , uh , custom coil overs made front and rear and some custom springs .
So from , from a suspension point of view , we've overruled everything and we feel that we're on the right track .
Yeah , we obviously want people to see it .
We want , we want to get it out there .
We want to showcase what we're capable of doing in our backyard or in our garage .
Often people ask me .
So , you know , where did this color skin come from ?
Um 11 thing that inspired me was a picture that I saw almost 10 years ago on the internet .
So , um thanks to my spray painter Graham who went on this journey with me , uh We've had our ups and downs in terms of trying to get to the result or happy medium , so to speak .
And um I think we've nailed it .
I think we've pretty much got something that is damn close to what we originally saw on this picture .